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The Covid-19 vaccine could be given to children after the Drugs Controller General of India’s (DGCI’s) approval, Dr Guleria said,

When can kids go back to school?: AIIMS director has an answer

Guleria also said vaccines could be available for children around September when data from Phase two and three trials of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin on those in the age group of two to 18 years is expected.

Minister of state for education Subhas Sarkar gave the information in parliament. (ANI)

61 IIT, IIM, NIT students have died by suicide since 2018: Govt tells Parliament

61 students from IITs, IIMs and NITs have died by suicide over the last five years, according to the government. The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has provisions for counselling systems, while workshops/ seminars are conducted to destress students. Caretakers are also sensitised to notice signs of depression in fellow students.

Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Afternoon brief: 22 developing countries bailed out by China in past 2 decades, says report, and all the latest news

China has loaned $240 billion to 22 developing countries over the past two decades, according to a report. AB de Villiers remembers Virat Kohli's first impression as "cocky and arrogant". Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan were seen smiling at Alanna Panday and Ivor McCray's wedding reception. Women need to look out for signs of weak bones to prevent immobility and fractures. Elon Musk shared a funny meme about life before Google Maps. Cauliflower has surprising health benefits.

Union minister of state (MoS) for finance Pankaj Chaudhary was replying to a query raised by Congress leader Deepak Baij. (Representative file image)

ED recorded 3,497 cases under PMLA in last five years: Govt informs Parliament

In the last five years, the Enforcement Directorate recorded 3,497 cases under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002. The government also stated that investigations have noticed the role of Indian and foreign Shell Companies in money laundering and necessary action has been taken.

File photo shows the BBC sign outside the entrance to the headquarters of the publicly-funded British media organisation in London, on July 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

Twitter blocks BBC's Punjabi handle amid Amritpal Singh manhunt

BBC News' Punjabi language Twitter account was blocked Tuesday as Punjab and the Centre hunt down Amritpal Singh, a Khalistani separatist and 'Punjab Waris De' chief. Over 100 Twitter handles and multiple YouTube channels have been blocked in the operation, which began after Amritpal and his supporters stormed a police station near Amritsar. A new photograph of Amritpal and his mentor Papalpreet Singh has been circulated on social media.

A sealed Popular Front of India (PFI) office in Hyderabad. (PTI)

Claims of political motives behind PFI ban baseless: Tribunal

Tribunal upholds ban on Popular Front of India (PFI) and its affiliates, noting there was no evidence to suggest it was imposed to target a particular community. The government presented 97 witnesses and 71 cases against PFI, which argued the ban was for political reasons. The tribunal lauded the evidence, calling it "irrefutable" and "impeccable".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday linked the opposition's attack on his government to the BJP's emphatic electoral performances.

BJP facing opposition protests because…: What PM Modi said

PM Modi linked the opposition's attack on his government to BJP's electoral successes and urged party MPs to promote government schemes for a month from May 15. He also asked them to work for the cause of "Mother Earth", citing Gujarat's work for "beti bachao". He noted that the more the BJP wins, the more it will be targeted.

The businessman is wanted by India in the $2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case. (File image)

Mehul Choksi pledged over-valued, low quality jewels to get loan: CBI

Mehul Choksi, a fugitive businessman, is accused of pledging overvalued and low quality diamonds and gemstones to get a loan from a government entity, IFCI Ltd, in 2016. CBI plans to use the latest charge sheet to convince Interpol that Choksi is a habitual offender and to support the extradition proceedings in Antigua and Barbuda. The businessman is wanted in India for the $2 billion Punjab National Bank fraud case.

Rahul Gandhi.

'Without prejudice to my rights..': Rahul Gandhi's full letter on eviction row

Rahul Gandhi responded to the eviction notice issued to him following his disqualification from the Lok Sabha. He was asked to vacate his 12 Tughlaq Lane bungalow after being convicted of criminal defamation by a court in Gujarat. 17 parties, including the Trinamool Congress and the Bharat Rashtra Samithi, united to protest Gandhi's disqualification.

Former Congress MP Rahul Gandhi at Parliament House complex in New Delhi,

'Thank you for your letter... I will abide...': Rahul responds to bungalow eviction notice

Rahul Gandhi has responded to the eviction notice issued to him for his government-allotted bungalow in New Delhi, saying he will abide by the rules and vacate the premises. Gandhi thanked the authorities for the notice and said he will vacate the premises as soon as he is able to arrange alternate accommodation.

Union minister, Smriti Irani.

‘House doesn't belong to him’: Smriti Irani on bungalow eviction notice to Rahul Gandhi

Union Minister Smriti Irani hit out at Rahul Gandhi over the eviction notice issued to him for his 12 Tughlaq Lane bungalow after he was disqualified from Lok Sabha. Irani said the house does not belong to him, it belongs to the common people. Congress leaders have criticized the move, with Harish Rawat saying the government is trying to silence dissenting voices.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president J P Nadda, Union home minister Amit Shah and Union minister Nitin Gadkari at the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI)

At BJP meet, PM Modi tells MPs to focus on social issues, outreach to people

PM Modi asked BJP MPs to focus on social issues in their constituencies and implement social schemes to benefit the party. He cited Gujarat's Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign as an example. He also asked them to reach out to the masses with information about the Union government's accomplishments from May 15-June 15. The BJP's OBC Morcha has also lined up programmes to highlight the benefits the communities have reaped since the party came to power in 2014.

Provident fund savings are mandatory under the Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act. (Twitter)

EPFO fixes 8.15% interest rate on provident fund

EPFO has fixed 8.15% interest rate on employees' provident fund for 2022-23, the lowest in three decades. 12% of an employee's basic salary is compulsorily deducted to be saved in the provident fund, while an employer co-contributes another 12%. The EPFO's Central Board of Trustees is meeting to discuss the annual accounts, financial performance and returns from investments. Ratification by the finance ministry is required for the savings interest rate to take effect.

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and party leader Rahul Gandhi arrive at Belagavi along with party's general secretary KC Venugopal.

'Can live with his mother or come to me...": Cong chief on Rahul Gandhi bungalow row

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge hit back at the BJP over demands for Rahul Gandhi to vacate a Delhi bungalow allotted to him as a Member of Parliament. Kharge condemned the government's attempt to "scare, threaten and humiliate" Gandhi, whose privilege was revoked after a conviction in the 'Modi surname' criminal defamation case. 17 parties, including the Trinamool Congress and the Bharat Rashtra Samithi, united to protest Gandhi's disqualification. Union minister Smriti Irani accused Gandhi of abusing and accusing PM Modi in Parliament.

An official familiar with the matter said the Parliament budget session is expected to end on Tuesday or Wednesday. (ANI)

Parliament budget session likely to end tomorrow as protests continue

The Parliament budget session, which resumed on March 13, is expected to end on Tuesday or Wednesday after the Lok Sabha passes an amendment to the Finance Bill. Opposition parties, led by the Congress, are protesting against the government's actions and demanding for a JPC on the Adani issue. The Trinamool Congress has joined the demonstrations after a long time, while the Shiv Sena has skipped the protests.

Union minister Smriti Irani said the Gandhi family tried to malign the image of PM Narendra Modi when they were in power

‘Hatred for PM Modi changed to insult to nation’: Smriti Irani slams Rahul Gandhi

BJP launches fresh attack on Rahul Gandhi, accusing him of hatred towards PM Modi and insulting the OBC community. Gandhi was convicted by a Surat court in a defamation case over his 'Modi surname' remark and faces disqualification from Lok Sabha. BJP accuses the Gandhi family of insulting people from Dalit and backward communities.

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